Survivor: China winner Todd Herzog is battling a serious case of alcoholism. And a video, which shows the former star stumbling and mumbling off an entire bottle of vodka, will air on Dr. Phil next week.
Thankfully Herzog has a loving support group of friends and family vowing to help him out of his disease.
His mother, Shirley Herzog opened up to People, saying, “We have received so many messages from people who are battling the same issues as he is. And Todd said that if his story can help one person get the help they need, he’s ready to go public with it.”
A close friend of the former star also reveals to the outlet, “I have been very protective of him,” says Courtney Yates, adding, “But for better or worse, this is public now. He’s accountable to everyone. I think it’s important for Todd to know how much people want to see him get better. I hope he can inspire other people who are struggling.”
Herzog posted a message on his Facebook page on Monday, which read, “To all of those sending support and love to me, thank you,” he wrote. “I am currently in treatment and doing fantastic and look forward to a healthy and sober life when I leave.”